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Behind the Oscar-nominated sounds of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

If pictures have 3D, then sound has Dolby Atmos. Academy Award-winning sound mixer Christopher Boyes tells CNET how he used the audio tech to give moviegoers a more engrossing experience.

By Feb. 28, 2014

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The sounds of Smaug and others from the 'Hobbit'

Go behind the scenes of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" with Christopher Boyes, the Oscar-nominated sound mixer on the film. Hear how he collaborated with filmmaker Peter Jackson and how he used Dolby Atmos sound technology to create a more menacing Smaug.

By Feb. 28, 2014

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Dolby Atmos sound tech puts you in Smaug's lair

Dolby Atmos is used in the Oscar-nominated films "Gravity" and "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug." CNET's Kara Tsuboi goes behind the scenes at Dolby Labs with Academy Award-winning sound mixer Christopher Boyes.

By Feb. 27, 2014

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'Desolation of Smaug' trailer re-created in Lego stop motion

YouTube fantasy stop-motion channel Brotherhood Workshop has lovingly re-created the trailer for the second film in "The Hobbit" trilogy using Lego.

By Aug. 29, 2013

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'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' gets a new trailer

A brand-new trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" debuts Tuesday and introduces some characters not seen in the first "Hobbit" flick.

By Jun. 11, 2013

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Interview: Dave Clayton, Animation Supervisor at Weta Digital

We talk dragons, dwarves and spiders with the man who gave Benedict Cumberbatch a lizard's face.

By Apr. 16, 2014

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'Hobbit' dragon stretches wings on Air New Zealand plane

Get a first peek at all of Smaug plastered on the side of an airplane flying from New Zealand to Los Angeles.

By Dec. 2, 2013

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Small fry: Stephen Fry gets his own tabletop game figure

Carry British comedian Stephen Fry around in your pocket with this miniature gaming figure of his robust character Master of Lake-town from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

By Jan. 5, 2014

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Hobbits, trolls, and elves invade Google Chrome

Indulge your inner Hobbit with the "Journey through Middle-earth" interactive experience from Google. But beware of Hill-trolls!

By Nov. 28, 2013

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'Hobbit' villains suffer vitamin D deficiency, researcher says

The evil creatures in Middle-earth may be paying for their dark ways with a vitamin D deficiency.

By Dec. 16, 2013